Yesterday I was lucky enough to go along to Bulwell United Reformed Church in Nottingham with Dave Dennis. Dave who is a Logistics Assistant was awarded Employee of the Month along with Dave Moore for November. They were tasked with getting the distributions drivers up to date with Health & Safety. A task which they took on and completed in a timely manner.
Alltruck make a donation to charity each month of £250, which the employee of the month gets to choose. Dave Moore very kindly allowed Dave Dennis to choose the charity of his choice.
Dave Dennis is a member of Bulwell United Reformed Church and has been for most of his life. He was bought up in the area and attended the church as a child. We met the new minster at the church who was really delighted with the donation.
It was great to see a thriving church at the heart of the community with so many activities going on throughout the week, including being a warm and welcoming environment in the current cold weather.
The church has supported the Joshua Project in Malawi for many years, so Dave chose this charity for his £250 donation.
This is an excerpt from their website – joshuainmalawi.org.uk
Joshua Orphan & Community Care (“Joshua”) was established in 1998 by a small community group in Pensulo Village, which is ten kilometres outside of Blantyre. Joshua’s founders wanted to start a feeding programme for the increasing number of orphans and vulnerable children in their community.
The name “Joshua” was adopted by the community in regard to the activities being undertaken to support the orphans, vulnerable children and their wider communities to address the inadequate access to education, nutrition and health care services.
A lack of access to quality education is a huge problem in Malawi. Many children have to walk for up to two hours to reach the closest school, thousands don’t complete their primary education, let alone secondary and without an education they struggle to break out of the cycle of poverty.
With the support of the local community, we decided to fund the construction of the first ever Secondary School in Pensulo. The Joshua Secondary School (JOSS) was founded in 1999 and with demand has grown over the years. It now consists of two classes for each form (1-4) and has an enrolment of over 600 students. The school was successfully transferred to government control in 2016 and Joshua supports students to attend schools near their home with a bursary programme.
The donation from Alltruck has made a difference towards supporting a child’s education in Malawi.